A: They are stereographic images, cross your eyes to
see the 3D effects. They give you more information regular 2D
images. Normally crossed-eye stereograph pictures are arranged in
Left-Right or Right-Left views, and there are different ways to cross your
eyes depending on the way the Left and Right views are arranged.
It turns out that different people have different
preference to cross their eyes, so we provide the stereo images in both
Left-Right and Right-Left arrangement. No matter how you cross
your eyes, you can always find one nice, vivid 3D image, and a strange
inside-out looking 3D image that you can neglect.
See Stereo3D and Java3D Fermi surface page for more
A: To help the eyes cross easier, one can make images smaller/larger
by changing the resolution of the monitor higher/lower.
A: They are mostly non-metals or the structure of their metallic phases are too complicated.
Only metals have Fermi surfaces.
A: Fermi surfaces of different bands are shown with different colors.
For the same color, the bright side faces the higher energy volumn.
A: Due to the limitation of many stereographic hardwares, high
brightness contrast often give ghost images. To reduce this effect, we
choose colors with smaller brightness contrast.
A: The Fermi surface on our site are found by theories.
Some experimentalists have measured some Fermi surfaces using techniques like angle resolved photo emission.
Usually Fermi surfaces in experiments not as sharp because of the resolutions.
A: The coordinates of the Fermi surfaces are contained in each
VRML 1.0 (*.wrl) file. These files are gzipped.
Some VRML browsers do not allow saving, in this case, try
to switch it off, or use a text based browser like Lynx, or
refer to site
download instructions (very large files).